Sunday, December 26, 2010
Twas the day after Christmas and I was sitting at the window looking at all the darkened Christmas lights hanging on lamp posts and neighbors eves, and shrubs. They seem so sad, unlit and dripping with cold rain, swaying in the wind, waiting!
Waiting for what? Another night to be lit? I hope so. I love Christmas lights! We leave ours up until New Year's Day then take them down and put them away for the next early December decorating day.
All the new gifts are now stowed away in their new homes and the ribbons and wrapping paper have been collected and tossed, the boxes have been flattened and put in the recycle bin and there's not much left of Christmas except the memories - and the refrigerator stuffed with leftovers!
I'm pretty much staying away from the refrigerator during this time, but in all actuality, I did really good this year! I'm trying to lose weight this season, not stay the same, and definitely not gain. But when I climb on that scale tomorrow, I am pretty sure that I will have lost some weight and that will be my reward for this week! Losing, not gaining, not holding! WooHoo!
Wishing all of you the best of everything for 2011 and that all of you reach your goals and dreams soon.
Here comes 2011!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Merry Christmas, Everyone!
I'm spending the day "loafing". I've gone for a walk, closed the books on 2010, except for one account and we're going to the neighbors for dinner. I won't be eating much as I have no appitite! Doctor fixed that one for me. So, I expect to lose more than 1 pound this week because eatting just to keep the brain functioning isn't what I call fun. But hey! I don't feel like cookies, pie, candy, or cake, so I'm counting my few calories and other nutrients as great!
Have a grand Christmas Everyone!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
I've been a turtle for awhile, loving the easy pace, not feeling the pressure of having to climb over some obsticle in a rush, only to fall down the other side, breathing hard and feeling exhusted, but this turtle now has to kick it up a notch, per doctor's orders, so if you're hanging onto my tail, it's alright, but get prepared for a burst forward, I have to go. If you're in front of me, excuse me as I make my way around you in a hurry, doctor's after me. I'll try not to run over any of you as I make my way to goal in a rush, and I'll try to say hello to all I pass along the way, but I will probably be out of breath as I pass, so please take my rushing shell in good humor and wish me well. I know I won't enjoy this, but I also know that I need all the cherring I can get. I've got forty pounds to shed as soon as possible, oh, he's not making me run, but I've got to get my brain in gear for this again, so I better start out fast.
I'm currently on some medication that I don't like and the only way off it is to lose the weight or at the end of 30 days when the med runs out and I won't take any more of this stuff! But the bottom line is to get the forty pounds off so I can get off other medication and beat what's got me.
So I wish all of you grand success in reaching all your goals and dreams, health, wealth, and happiness. Have a wonderful Holiday Season. I'm learning how to find otherways to celebrate it instead of eating all the sugary stuff and by finding alternatives to smaller portions, better choices, and healthier cooking while I'm at it.
One thing I know and have known since the day I started this journey is; once I'm at goal, I'm not coming back to where I was at the begining of this journey. I'm going to hang around the goal and cheer the rest of you on! Seems to be my reason for living - cheering others on. It makes me happy to see turtles (people in general) win their goals. Makes me feel good, too.
So excuse my rush, I just need to get there soon.!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Every Thanksgiving I, like most SparkPeople, are trying to figure out how to get through the food fest day of the year without gaining weight. Most of us are probably thinking, "If I can just maintain, I'll be happy, never mind about losing weight." I've thought the same thing. This year, my family went at it a bit different. We took Chef Meg's recipes and made them fit our lifestyle and it worked. I managed to lose a little over 1/2 pound and I still could have put more exercise into the holiday, but it seems amazing at how simple it was. But then SparkPeople make the entire process seem simple. I know it's not, but sometimes when I look back, it all seems so simple.
What was my surprise discovery this Thanksgiving? You know those bottles of Sparkling White Grape or Apple? I love those things. I stay away from alcohol because of the sugar, but you know I never even thought about looking at the nutrition label on the Sparkling White Grape and when I did this year, I nearly fell over. It's ALL sugar! Next year, I'm getting regular White Grape and mixing it with sugar free soda water or, if that still won't work, I'll find something else to make it feel like I fit in with the crowd around me all merrily drinking something I can't drink any more. I haven't even investigated alternatives yet, so suggestions will be appreciated. I may have to just give up on the "drinks" and live my life with filtered water, period. Oh well! Better living takes work since I learned it all wrong in the first place. Onward!!!
Thanks SP and SPFriends for making my journey easier than I ever thought it would be.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Our pool heater is dead! Every morning I go to the pool to check on the temp and pray that they fixed it yesterday and that it is at least getting warmer, but no luck. Having a pool that feels like ice water in Florida is like - have I moved to Antartica?
Now I get to figure out another form of sweating and killing myself with harder work. Well, I could be dead...then I wouldn't have to worry about any of it!
That is not going to work either. I guess the only thing left for me is to get out there and walk. Come on legs, it's flat ground! Last night's stair climbing machine is tucked away in the exercise room and I promise not to go near that door today. Ugh!
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